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I Am An "Only Child" and Both My Parents Are Dead

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    Only Child Part-time Parents

    lets see...where do i start ?lol welll im 22 years old live with both of my parents but being raised by them is a whole nother story. My mom is works for ford motor company and has been for 15+ years her job requires her to work long hours so coming up i never really seen her nor...
    sosher sosher 22-25 Jun 28, 2012

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    Untitled

    My name is Drew and i am 21 years old. I am an only child of parents who never married in their lives. They split up when i was 5 and never got back together. My relationship with my Father was always estranged. At the age of 15, I lost my Father t brain cancer. He was 40. But...
    btmn91 btmn91 22-25 4 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    I'm Next . . .

    now that my mother is gone, there is no one between me and the grave.  How does anyone live knowing that the next event is  . . . their  own death?
    bleufrancais bleufrancais 56-60 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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    I Was An Only Child And Both My Parents Have Passed Away.

    I adored my mom and dad. They were the world to me and I to them. We were so terribly close and always lived within short driving distances. I was blessed to have had them, you see I was adopted at age 2 and could not have had more devoted, and unconditional loving parents...
    Kelseyisdespondent Kelseyisdespondent 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Lonely

    I am 24 years old, an only child, and both my parents are dead. My stepfather had a heart attack when I was 9 in the high school I then attended since my mother worked there as well. She had battled bipolar & manic depression, had several gruesome suicide attempts before finally...
    WildFlower17 WildFlower17 22-25, F 5 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Feel So Alone

    I am an only child, born 2 years after a sister died at age 10.... I am the replacement child... My dad died 18 years ago. my mom died 3 months ago.... I miss her so much, normal i know.. I never had kids and now wish I had.... feel some guilt for not giving my mom grandkids, too...
    catmoon53 catmoon53 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Well, I'm not sure if anyone will read this,

    but I figured it was worth it to try. I am a female, 23 year old only child who has lost both parents within the last two years. I lost my mother on Friday, the 13th of January 2012, which was four days after my 22nd birthday. She was killed suddenly in a car accident. She was...
    stina27 stina27 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Long Story..

    Well, I was 2 My mother died while giving birth to me because the doctor could only save one she was 18 in a village in Kashmir and she died.My dad was devastated he gave me up for adoption because he thought i deserved a better life. Because he couldn't afford to feed himself...
    ukele9342 ukele9342 13-15 Aug 25, 2012

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    Orphaned At Sixteen

    When I was sixteen, both of my parents died. My mom was an alcoholic with liver disease; my step-dad had a heart attack at work eight months later. Children's Aid said I was too old for them to take care of me. My aunts and uncles didn't seem to want to, except for one, who...
    joeyjojoshabadoobie joeyjojoshabadoobie 22-25 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    I Am An "only Child" And Both My Parents Are Dead

    April 25th 2008 I define that date is the lots of happiness my father passed away I saw him dead in the ground blood everywhere he had heart attack my smile from that day got vanished, my mother got really sick after that which she had was breast cancer so she die in February...
    londonA londonA 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    I lost my father in the age of just 22

    and lost my mother in December 2013. I have no brother and sister as well as no body to share my loneliness .That's why i always looking for friends ,with whom i can share my joys and sorrows . looking for friends around the world ... Have a nice Life !
    rajeevras rajeevras 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Almost An Only Child

    I'm not technically an "only child ". I have an older sister, but she's 14 years older than me, so it was like I was an "only child ". She'd come home from college in another state for a few days. My parents and I would take yearly trips to go to wherever she was at. Now I'm 44...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    I Don'T Feel Loved

    Im 13 years old in 8th grade and i don't feel like parents really love me anymore. i sometimes feel unwanted as if they would send me away if they could. i dont know what to do any more im top of my class and i still cant impress them. Ive thought of cutting my self and about...
    JoeGtz JoeGtz 13-15 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I Think My Story Is The Same As Yours.....

    I am an only child, and both of my parents have passed away.  My Father first in 2007 and my Mother on Mother on Christmas night 2009.  My question is, how do I figure out who to leave things to in my will? 
    riotttttboy riotttttboy 36-40 3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    44 And Alone..................

    I am 44 years old, an only child, father died when I was 10 years old, mother died 5 years ago...I have never been married, have no kids, didn't know my father's family, and my mother was on in age when I was born, most of her siblings died before her, except one sister. i have...
    enaixaix enaixaix 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    24, Only Child And Both My Parents Are Gone

    Well, I'm not too sure how this is going to be read if at all but here goes. My mother died last year in march from lung cancer which she ha d been battling for over 6 years. I struggled with bulimia ( I am a male) poor body image, alcoholism, and pushing everyone away but I...
    jdbailey22 jdbailey22 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    Both My Parents Are Deceased and I Dont Know What to Dofr

    hello everyone dont really know what or why im doing this but both my parents are dead and i dont know what to do. My Mom died when i was 2 from suicide and my dad the same way when i was 18 i am now 24 and dont have much of any family at all. im broke with credit card bills and...
    mplsallin1 mplsallin1 22-25 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    45-year-old Only Child Here, With A Stepfamily That Isn't A Family At All

    I'm a 45-year-old only child and lost my mom to cancer when I was 15. The one-year anniversary of my dad's death is coming up shortly. My somewhat unusual situation is having a stepfamily in the mix. I'm not close to any of them. In fact, the whole thing has been a charade...
    AloneAt45 AloneAt45 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    It Is Normal

    to feel the way we all do. I see that, reading through these stories. I never knew my father. My mother raised me but we had a tough relationship. My grandmother was great, but died maybe 15 years ago. Then my mom 10 years ago, and 3 years ago, her only brother, by uncle. I have...
    lissac67 lissac67 41-45 4 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Lost My Mom ... :-(

    I lost my dad when i was 15 and I am the only child and all I had in my life was my mom. I lost her a month ago to deadly disease. I have very stressful time right now. My mom suffered a lot before her death and she was only 62. So both my parents are gone and sometimes I feel...
    spssbkp spssbkp 31-35 4 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    Long Suffering Depression

    I had older parents (I was born when my dad was 40, mom 38. Moved around four times through age 10. Very shy and awkward with making friends as we just kept moving. My mom was super nurturing and my best friend growing up we talked about lots. My dad was angry and depressed a...
    Froomcat Froomcat 46-50, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Being An Only Child

    Being an only child limits how you grow up figuring out how to think about things.  If I'd had a brother or sister I would have had the benefit or hatred of their viewpoint.  At least, if I'd had an older sibling I could have looked forward to learning from their...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 10 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    My Family Was Wiped Out This Year, Four Of Them Over A Six Month Period

    One thing nobody ever told me was that when your parents die and you have no children or spouse, you lose the title of being someone else's everything. It never occurred to me that someday I would find myself adrift in the deepest state of isolation. And while I am blessed by...
    LindsayBrian LindsayBrian 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Both Parents Passed Away Together, Suddenly

    Hello Everyone, may peace be upon you all I was away from home, in college, when both my parents took a trip overseas to visit our extended family. I received a call the next day from my uncle being vague, and asking me to come telling me that my mother and father had an...
    tamo70 tamo70 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Was Alone As Was Only Child..but Now All Alone In This Whole World :(

    I AM 28 YR OLD GIRL.WAS LIL DEPRESSED,BROWSING DIFFERENT SITES AND CAME ACROSS THIS ONE....READ FEW GRIEVANCES..FELT LIKE SHARING MINE TOO:(,LITTLE LONG IT IS....WE WERE FAMILY OF 3.MY MOM DAD N ME..EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL AND HAPPY AS 1ST SHOCK CAME IN MY LIFE MY MOM GOT HEART...
    diya243 diya243 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    I'm 21 And Have Lost Both Parents

    My mum passed away of cancer in december 2009 after a 2 year battle, my dad passed away last month due to heart failure, he was in his 80's and quite a lot older than my mum was. Since mum passed I had cared for and lived with dad while juggling a full time job. Now that they're...
    Ecrate Ecrate 18-21 5 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I Miss My Parents

    My parents really loved me . They loved me so much that my every wish was fulfilled . I could not have asked for better parents but then they were taken away from me in a car accident . It has been 4 months since that accident and i still miss them alot. Not a single day passes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    I Feel So Lonely

    Hi people my parents have both passed now both from cancer my mother two years ago my father five years ago I miss my mother so much I feel so lonely in this world I just hate this please help me feel better
    Doeface Doeface 46-50, F Oct 28, 2013

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    I Am The Last Out Of 3children And My Parents And My Elder Sister Are Dead The Died In The Period Of 3years

    now i want to go back to school i don't have any uncle nor aunty cause my paternal family is full of step sister and step brother same to my maternal, ever since 2008. i finish my secondary school till date i can't further ahead to go back to school , i my siblings are...
    joyidarauko joyidarauko 18-21, F Jul 27, 2013

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    Feel Like An Orphan At 50!

    A little about me... very successful, educated, divorced with no kids. Dad died when I was extremely young, so no memory of him. All my life it was mom who was supportive, nurturing and tough... there for me through college raising her only child.  She was educated...
    paradisephoenix paradisephoenix 46-50, F 9 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Tired

    My mother died when I was 15 and my father died when I was 19.   Both of them were older when I born.  She had a heart condition and he died of asbestos related cancer.  I am tired.  
    uvali uvali 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    Now I Know...

    I think I finally get the value of family since I've lost both my parents.  I don't "get it" because I have this amazing family surrounding me... I "get it" because I don't.  I'm an only child so once both my parents were dead it became clear to me...
    roseonmyown roseonmyown 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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    I Am An 'Only Child' And Both My Parents Passed Away.

    I'm 21 and today my mother passed away in hospice from lung cancer. My father passed when I was 15 from mixed drug toxicity. I was at the hospital today and she was unresponsive. I held her hand and told her I love her over and over again. I told her I didn't want her to suffer...
    Joshrh1 Joshrh1 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    I Feel Like An Orphan At 39.

    I lost my mom at 17 and just last year my dad passed away.  I wish I had brothers and sisters to talk and share stuff.  I've always felt out of place anyway in my family, especially my extended family.  It also doesn't help that I'm not in a serious...
    alwaysblue alwaysblue 36-40, F 5 Responses May 7, 2008

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    I Lost My Parents

    I lost my dad when I was 13 years old he had a heart attack that was in 2008 I miss him a lot and in 2012 I lost my mother that's was the worst she was fighting breast cancer and its only me and my sister left so we don't have an older brother or older sister I'm the oldest and I...
    irawna irawna 18-21 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Both My Parents Are Dead And Im Going Through Major Depression!

    MY NAME IS MIKE AND IVE BEEN REALLY DEPRESSED SINCE MY DAD PASSED IN FEB 2010. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MOM & DAD WAS AWESOME! THEY WERE MY BEST FRIENDS TOO. THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAD WAS LIKE SOMETHING DRAWN UP IN A DISNEY MOVIE. JUST AN INCREDIBLE BOND. WELL ON NOV 10, 1998 HALF...
    hooks27 hooks27 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    I'm So Alone ...

    I brought my mother home to die...she had chronic COPD. She lasted one day. She was a single parent, handicapped with Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was nine. My father passed away five years ago from the same illness. I'm not married and I have no children. I'll be forty-two. My...
    Elmera Elmera 41-45 4 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Feeling Like An Orphan At 41

    It was amazing to find a group of people that are just like me... an only child whose parents have both passed away.  I lost my Mom 6 years ago after a battle with Alzheimers and then I lost my Day 7 months ago to heart failure.  It has been difficult and extremely lonely.  I...
    liz42 liz42 41-45 4 Responses May 12, 2012

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    The police took my dad

    when i was 14 and deported him my 2 siblings and my mother and i ofcourse stayed for a better life and we loved our father but he was getting lonely and depressed not seeing my sisters, my mom and i and he killed himself when i was 16 my mom left when i was 16 also ive been...
    jaketurmandakh jaketurmandakh 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Only Child, 35

    I am 35. My mom passed away when I was 31. I never met my father. My mom and grandparents raised me. My grandparents passed away close to 20 years ago. I have 4 children. I just had a 10 year marriage end in divorce. Its been a struggle these past few weeks. Im realizing I have a...
    swozzie95 swozzie95 31-35 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    Feeling Alone

    I was born to my parent when they were in their 40s. I was an only child with older parents. My parents and family were good to me and I had a good childhood. My mom died when I was 16 from breast cancer. I don't feel like the women in my life stepped up to guide me. My dad died...
    Regina82 Regina82 31-35, F 2 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Orphaned Only Child @30 Abusive Marriage & Divorce In Between Dad & Mom's Passing

    My Father died when I was 24. He was 50 when I was born. It was an expected death. He was never emotionally available & stepmother made illegal transfers of his assests on his deathbed. I was a caretaker to my Mother & felt very alone. I married a man whom I met a few months...
    BGPIsland BGPIsland 31-35, F Jun 5, 2012

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    I Am An Only Child, My Parents Are Gone, And I'M Out of Everything.

     I too am an only child. I am 59. Divorced twice. I have one 18 year old son, who has been the recipient of so much of my grief. I do not live where I was raised, and can't. I am running the family business that my ex husband walked away from, a year after the death of my Mother...
    jodyr1 jodyr1 56-60 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    Im All Alone

    How should i start...because my heart breaks apart... Im ray age 28 an only child n my mother age 50 passed away all of a sudden recently due to stress related heart attack... I had been suspended in my job wthout my fault n was stressed i had shared my problm with my mom n...
    Rehaan99 Rehaan99 26-30, M Nov 26, 2013

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    I Won My Life After Death Of My Parents I Was Only Child

    My name is sapna i am from india i was daughter to my parentsi don hav any sibblings, at the age of Twentyone my mom died with heart attack when she died on the day night i alone was in the home my dad is a business man who goes to abroad leaving me and my mom alone in our place...
    veenashree veenashree 22-25 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    How Do You Teach Kids About Family When You Don't Have Any?

    That's the hardest part for me. Growing up, I was my own best friend. I was also very close to my dad and my grandparents. My mom was an only child, too, and my dad only had one brother who never had any kids. AND I'm adopted! So, my family really treasured me and put a lot...
    vavamama vavamama 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am yet to come across a person who is an only child and who has no first cousins either- that is other than me!!! My mom has a bro who married but had no kids and my dad has to...
    Darshidgh Darshidgh 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I'm about to move into college as a freshman so the whole thing is a new experience. The major issue is that my parents' are divorced. But not like regular divorced parents.. They...
    Msun109 Msun109 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    Mommy's Only Princess,Tata's Reluctant Eldest- I used to ask my mother when I was little, "Why I don't have a brother or sister?" "Mommy's body doesn't hold babies very well. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    I am an only child, and I'm about to head off to college. My dad works a lot of evenings, consequently my mom and I are home together a lot. Now that I'm leaving, I know she will...
    zbardin zbardin 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My parents just divorced around September and honestly I couldn't care less. It only bothers me because of why they did it. Apparently my mom cheated on my dad, with a guy that my...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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